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NGO files complaint against Assam NRC coordinator Prateek Hajela

  • Prateek Hajela, a 1995 batch IAS officer, was appointed by the Supreme Court to oversee the process in 2013.
Prateek Hajela who graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi was removed from his duties by the Madhya Pradesh chief minister(AFP Photo)
Prateek Hajela who graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi was removed from his duties by the Madhya Pradesh chief minister(AFP Photo)
Updated on Jun 23, 2021 07:15 PM IST
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The Indian Council of Medical Research has advised antibody tests in areas that are emerging as hot spots of Covid-19(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 02, 2020 05:05 PM IST
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Assam NRC goes offline, company points to contract that wasn’t renewed

The services contract to host the NRC data on cloud expired in October last year, said Wipro.
The final NRC list for Assam excluded 19 lakh citizens.(AP Photo)
The final NRC list for Assam excluded 19 lakh citizens.(AP Photo)
Updated on Feb 12, 2020 02:18 PM IST
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Supreme Court moves out Assam NRC chief, gives Centre 7 days to shift him to MP

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi directed the government to notify the transfer within seven days.
A woman checks for names in the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) on a printed sheet of paper in Pabhokati village in Morigaon district, Assam.(AP File)
A woman checks for names in the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) on a printed sheet of paper in Pabhokati village in Morigaon district, Assam.(AP File)
Updated on Oct 18, 2019 03:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

The NRC is at odds with the citizenship Act

In a rush to complete the NRC and identify illegal foreigners, we’ve consciously chosen a procedure that will transform legal citizens of India into illegal immigrants. Isn’t this a matter of deep concern?
Activists of the Hindu Yuva Chattra Parishad burn copies of NRC list, Guwahati, August 31, 2019(PTI)
Activists of the Hindu Yuva Chattra Parishad burn copies of NRC list, Guwahati, August 31, 2019(PTI)
Published on Sep 07, 2019 06:32 PM IST
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Data errors, digitisation problems caused mismatch in list: NRC official

When the NRC state coordinator Prateek Hajela’s office announced the final list on Saturday, the total number of applicants was 33,027,661.
The total number of applicants and applications made public in the final list of the National Register of Citizens is higher than the respective figures in the July 2018 draft list, authorities said on Sunday, attributing the mix-up to an error in digitisation of records.(PTI Photo)
The total number of applicants and applications made public in the final list of the National Register of Citizens is higher than the respective figures in the July 2018 draft list, authorities said on Sunday, attributing the mix-up to an error in digitisation of records.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Sep 02, 2019 06:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi

Prateek Hajela, the man at the helm of 6-year-long NRC exercise

Operating out of his office on the first floor of a multi-storied building in Guwahati’s busy GS Road, the 50-year-old IIT-Delhi alumnus put together a closely knit team that oversaw the Rs1,200 crore process that involved 55,000 officials and 66.4 million documents.
Hajela was appointed as the state coordinator in September 2013 on the recommendations of the then Congress government. At the time, he was serving as the managing director of the National Rural Health Mission.(HT Photo)
Hajela was appointed as the state coordinator in September 2013 on the recommendations of the then Congress government. At the time, he was serving as the managing director of the National Rural Health Mission.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 01, 2019 09:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi

Prateek Hajela, the man at the helm of 6-year-long NRC exercise

Operating out of his office on the first floor of a multi-storied building in Guwahati’s busy GS Road, the 50-year-old IIT-Delhi alumnus put together a closely knit team that oversaw the Rs1,200 crore process that involved 55,000 officials and 66.4 million documents.
Hajela was appointed as the state coordinator in September 2013 on the recommendations of the then Congress government. At the time, he was serving as the managing director of the National Rural Health Mission.(HT Photo)
Hajela was appointed as the state coordinator in September 2013 on the recommendations of the then Congress government. At the time, he was serving as the managing director of the National Rural Health Mission.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 24, 2020 03:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi

In Assam NRC final list, over 19 lakh people excluded

According to details made available by the state coordinator for NRC Prateek Hajela, a total of 19,06,657 applicants, of the 33 million who had applied to be included in the list that identifies Indian citizens, failed to make the final cut.
The final NRC is a supplementary list of inclusion or exclusion of those applicants whose names were not included in earlier drafts.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
The final NRC is a supplementary list of inclusion or exclusion of those applicants whose names were not included in earlier drafts.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Updated on Aug 31, 2019 11:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar

Not bothered by criticism, want NRC out on time: SC

NRC coordinator Prateek Hajela had brought to the court’s notice the statements made by Assam leaders on the NRC updation process.
Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for applicants whose names have not figured in the NRC, said as per the Citizenship Act every person born in India after January 26, 1950 upto July 1, 1987 were citizens of India by birth.(HT FILE)
Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for applicants whose names have not figured in the NRC, said as per the Citizenship Act every person born in India after January 26, 1950 upto July 1, 1987 were citizens of India by birth.(HT FILE)
Updated on Aug 09, 2019 03:28 AM IST
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‘Don’t bother about criticism, Assam NRC exercise to be completed by Aug 31’: SC

“Our orders, our actions are being subjected to debates and criticism every moment. We are not bothered by it. If we will go into all this, we will never complete the task,” the Supreme Court said.
Supreme Court has said that Assam NRC exercise is going to be completed by August 31.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Supreme Court has said that Assam NRC exercise is going to be completed by August 31.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 08, 2019 07:06 PM IST
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Don’t engage district officials in non-NRC work: NRC state coordinator to Assam govt

The letter sent on July 21 by Prateek Hajela to the northeastern state’s chief secretary comes at a time when Assam has been hit by devastating floods in which 78 people have died, lakhs affected in most districts of Assam.
In a hearing on July 23, the Supreme Court granted a month’s extension to the NRC deadline pushing it to August 31 on Hajela’s plea asking for more time owing to work getting affected due to floods and pending quality checks.(Rajib Jyoti Sarma /HT Photo)
In a hearing on July 23, the Supreme Court granted a month’s extension to the NRC deadline pushing it to August 31 on Hajela’s plea asking for more time owing to work getting affected due to floods and pending quality checks.(Rajib Jyoti Sarma /HT Photo)
Published on Jul 26, 2019 12:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi

NRC: Ensure fair procedure adopted

The court’s advice comes a day after media reported on the plight of a retired Indian Army subedar who has been declared a foreigner by a tribunal in Assam.
After going through the progress report filed by Hajela, the bench gave him the liberty to approach the top court’s secretary general for an urgent hearing during vacations, if he faced any difficulty or pressure from anybody.(HT Photo)
After going through the progress report filed by Hajela, the bench gave him the liberty to approach the top court’s secretary general for an urgent hearing during vacations, if he faced any difficulty or pressure from anybody.(HT Photo)
Published on May 31, 2019 08:16 AM IST
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Supreme Court says no to extending July 31 deadline for finalising Assam NRC

The SC direction came after Prateek Hajela, the Assam NRC coordinator, informed the bench that many persons, who had objected to inclusion of certain individuals in the draft NRC, are not coming forward before the panels dealing with such complaints.
A bench of the Supreme Court has asked the Assam NRC coordinator to deal with the claims and objections of persons against wrong exclusion or inclusion of citizens in the draft NRC.(PTI File)
A bench of the Supreme Court has asked the Assam NRC coordinator to deal with the claims and objections of persons against wrong exclusion or inclusion of citizens in the draft NRC.(PTI File)
Published on May 09, 2019 11:40 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

2.95 million out of 4 million left out of NRC draft claim for inclusion; nearly 700 objections filed

The actual number of deletions is likely to be much higher depending on the number of individuals who have staked their claim based on the documents of the persons whose citizenship is suspect.
The Supreme Court, which is monitoring the exercise, had extended the deadline for filing claims and objections to December 31.(REUTERS)
The Supreme Court, which is monitoring the exercise, had extended the deadline for filing claims and objections to December 31.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 31, 2018 03:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi

Supreme Court nod to five more records for filing NRC objections in Assam

Those left out of the draft National Register for Citizens (NRC) for Assam now have more time to stake their claim to citizenship and can also use five additional documents besides the 10 allowed earlier, the Supreme Court said on Thursday.
About 4 million people in Assam were excluded from the draft NRC published on July 31.(AP/File Photo)
About 4 million people in Assam were excluded from the draft NRC published on July 31.(AP/File Photo)
Updated on Nov 02, 2018 11:40 AM IST
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Attempts on to include illegal migrants: NRC officer to Supreme Court

Prateek Hajela added that the demand to include all 15 documents for filing inclusion claims and objections was “more of political posturing than real requirement”.
A woman whose name was left out in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft gives thumb impression when she submits her form and documents at a NRC center on the outskirts of Gauhati on August 13.(AP File Photo)
A woman whose name was left out in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft gives thumb impression when she submits her form and documents at a NRC center on the outskirts of Gauhati on August 13.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Oct 26, 2018 11:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi

Supreme Court seeks Centre, Assam reply on 5 NRC-related papers

The court even asked Hajela to give a PowerPoint presentation on the manner in which he had proceeded to prepare the manual and the computer family tree for the purposes of deciding the inclusion of names in the draft NRC.
The Centre and Assam were Tuesday asked to file their objections to state coordinator Prateek Hajela’s submission that the five additional documents, as suggested by the Centre, cannot be considered for inclusion in the National Register for Citizens (NRC).(HT File PHOTO)
The Centre and Assam were Tuesday asked to file their objections to state coordinator Prateek Hajela’s submission that the five additional documents, as suggested by the Centre, cannot be considered for inclusion in the National Register for Citizens (NRC).(HT File PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 24, 2018 11:20 AM IST
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Only one lakh out of 40 lakh left out of Assam draft NRC list have filed claims so far

The complete NRC draft list, which was published on July 30, excluded 40,07,707 persons, who risk becoming illegal immigrants unless their claims for inclusion pass rounds of verification, which are likely to start once the process of submitting claims finishes on November 28.
People whose names were missing in the final draft of National Register of Citizenship file new enrolment forms at an NRC Seva Kendra in Guwahati.(PTI/File Photo)
People whose names were missing in the final draft of National Register of Citizenship file new enrolment forms at an NRC Seva Kendra in Guwahati.(PTI/File Photo)
Updated on Oct 22, 2018 03:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi

Supreme Court accepts 10 documents authorities will use to settle NRC claims

The documents include land papers, permanent residential certificates, passports, LIC documents, birth certificates, educational certificates, government job papers and bank/post office accounts.
Around 4 million names are missing from the draft NRC that was mandated by the court as part of an effort to identify illegal migrants in the state.(AP/File Photo)
Around 4 million names are missing from the draft NRC that was mandated by the court as part of an effort to identify illegal migrants in the state.(AP/File Photo)
Updated on Sep 06, 2018 12:48 AM IST
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Law provides for corrections through claims and objections, says IAS officer spearheading NRC

The IAS officer Prateek Hajela has been spearheading the mammoth exercise of National Register of Citizens since 2013 when he was appointed the state coordinator.
As Assam puts out the final draft of its National Register of Citizens on Monday, 48-year-old Prateek Hajela is the man of the moment.(HT Photo)
As Assam puts out the final draft of its National Register of Citizens on Monday, 48-year-old Prateek Hajela is the man of the moment.(HT Photo)
Published on Jul 30, 2018 06:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi
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